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Pancho & Willie's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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815 Nichols Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434-5364 (Formerly Pancho&Willies)
+1 800-648-1170
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Novato, California
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here a month ago and loved it. Came back into town and went again. Still love it! Had the Halibut. Delicious! Always great service. Will come again. Don't let the location turn you away. Near truck stop and located inside a small casino. Worth it!

Thank Kiddergirl
Simi Valley, CA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in East L.A., so I am pretty picky about Mexican food. First, the chips and salsa. Yes, I have had better salsa with more kick, but the chips were perfectly non-greasy, thin, crispy and tasty. My Cadillac Margarita and "Horchata" (a boozy mix of Irish cream and almond liquers) were not only delicious, they were reasonably priced.... More 

Thank Simiopolis
La Canada, California
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722 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is situated inside the Western Village Casino...it's a great looking restaurant and once inside, one does not feel like one is inside a casino. The people who work there are extremely accomodating and friendly and the service was excellent. We ordered nachos which were great...crispy chips covered in melted cheese and bits of steak. My Cadillac margarita was... More 

Thank Rogerdob
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good basic mexican style food. Good service and always ask for the daily margarite special - sometime they are only one dollar each. Wait staff are always willing to take special orders too.

Thank Muriel T
Novato, California
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Don't let the idea of this restaurant being in a casino change your mind about trying it. We didn't know, but were very pleased. Service was excellent (Anthony), food really good, and an overall good experience.

Thank Kiddergirl
Sparks, Nevada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Sometimes great deals on GIANT drinks are kinda fun, although I am not the drinker of the bunch. Most meals are pretty large portions. Went out of my comfort level and order new york steak and shrimp and it was the best thing I've had in about 15 years. Then I ordered on next visit and is paled by comparison... More 

Thank Kari H
Redding, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a concert and after reading the TripAdvisor reviews we decided to try Pancho & Willie's. We got exactly what we expected, great service and affordable, very tasty food. My wife had a mango margarita for $1.99 and was impressed. The hot salsa was just that, and very flavorful to boot. The entrees were also very... More 

2 Thank Dan M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The most tasty flavorful carnival anywhere! And where else can you get a delicious margarita for 99 cents! My delicioso.

Thank Kathleen R
Sparks, Nevada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great Mexican food, awesome prices. Drinks are very good and value is good. Service is outstanding. We wi be back.

Thank John S
Castro Valley, California
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a neighborhood gem. Delicious food and drinks at very reasonable prices. The fajita plate came with enough food for easily two . The parking lot is a little sketch, but fine if you're with a group.

Thank Marilyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Nichols Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434-5364 (Formerly Pancho&Willies)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: +1 800-648-1170
Enjoy your favorite classic Mexican dishes such as Carne Asada, Fish Tacos and Pork Carnitas or choose from a variety of seafood and steak entrees. Our 99 cent margarita is always on the menu, served frozen or on the rocks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?